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It's all about the water

Cheney Free Press 'Year in Review'


Last updated 1/5/2018 at 9:53am

Officials hope a $1.8 million redrill of Cheney's well 3 - shown above on Erie Street - will go a long ways to solving the city's water supply problem, particularly when it comes to the expanded, and hotter irrigation season.

For the third time in four years, Cheney restricts irrigation uses



The top story of 2017 literally begins under everybody's feet.

Water was on the minds, if not always coming out of the faucets - inside and outside - of West Plains residents. In Cheney, water issues once again took the form of restrictions enacted to meet a supply emergency in mid July, just as it did in July 2015 and in August 2014.

In 2014, lightning knocked out pumps at Wells 6 and 7 along State Route 904 towards Tyler, leading to reservoirs being drawn down to around the seven-foot marks and lead...

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